Introducing The Emor Mapping Project

Mission Statement:


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Collecting Sources:


To consolidate the full range of sources, rulings and opinions concerning the pressing Jewish issues of our times, and to present them in a user-friendly format that facilitates both professional research and lay study. 

  • Its user-friendly format enables people without a scholarly background to easily follow the discussion and grasp the issues.
  • Rabbis and scholars will no longer need to spend hours hunting down relevant sources, which will already be compiled and accessible in one place. 

Based on surveys and feedback, our team of scholars and researchers will identify the most pressing contemporary issues - both in the area of halacha (legal matters) and hashkafa (philosophy and faith). 




Sources will be collected without bias. Anything that was published from any orthodox stream of Judaism from 1900 - until the present time will be included. The database will be continuously updated to incorporate new contributions.

We will be compiling sources from:

  • Internet
  • Israel National Library 
  • Books 
  • Journals
  • Audio and video sources
  • Major database libraries, including Yeshiva University, JTS, Harvard, Columbia, and US Library of Congress. 
  • Otzar Hachochma (Hebrew) 
  • Bar Ilan Responsa Project (Hebrew)  

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(the Emor Chart is the already live feature of the soon to come larger Emor Project website) 

Emor Project has received endorsement from...

Rabbi Dr. Marc D. Angel 

Founder and Director of the Institue for Jewish ideas and ideals, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel.

Rabbi David Bigman  

Rosh HaYeshiva at Ma'ale Gilboa, and active in activities pertaining to society and halalcha, and dialogue between secular and religious Israelis.

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz 

Senior lecturer in Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem, former rabbi of the Woodside Synagogue in Silver Spring, Maryland and associate professor of law at University of Maryland. 

Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo 

Dean of the David Cardozo Academy, ‘Beth Midrash of Avraham,’ the Aaron and Betsy Spijer Institute of Jewish Thought in Jerusalem. 

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow  

Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hesder Petach Tikva, a graduate of Yeshivat Har Etzion and a retired major in the Israeli Defense Forces, and one of the founders of Tzohar. 

Rav Yaakov Medan

Rav Yaakov Medan serves as Co-Rosh Yeshiva, Ram and Tanach teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He also teaches at numerous Yeshivot hesder and colleges throughout the country, and is considered one of the outstanding educators of Tanach today. 

Rav Yoni Rosensweig

Rav Yoni Rosensweig is a community Rabbi of the Netzach Menashe community in Beit Shemesh and renowned teacher of Halakha, Gemara and Jewish thought. 

Sarah Yehudit Schneider

One of our generations most unique and vibrant voices. She is the founding Director of A Still Small Voice, a correspondence school that has enrolled hundreds of students since its inception in 1991.

 Rabbi Professor Daniel Sperber 

President of the Institute of Advanced Torah Study, professor of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and an expert on classical philology, history of Jewish customs, Jewish art history, Jewish education and Talmudic studies. 

Dr. Jeremiah Unterman

Served as the adjunct Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University and Director of the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools in North America before becoming a Resident Scholar at the Herzl Institute.

The Emor Project Team

Rosa Banin Blechstein

Founder and Executive Director - Emor Project

Elana Kahan

Assistant to Director and Office Manager - Emor Project

Refael Bassel

Researcher and Supervisor - Emor Mapping Project, Hebrew Division

Tsvi Weingarten

Researcher - Emor Mapping Project, English and Hebrew Divisions

Rabbi Eli Ozarowski  

Researcher - Emor Mapping Project, English and Hebrew Divisions 

Rabbi Yonatan Kohn  

Researcher - Emor Mapping Project, English and Hebrew Divisions  

Rabbi Meir Shir  

Collaborator - Emor Mapping Project and Gemilut Hasadim Divisions 

Our Appeal

The Emor Mapping Project is highly demanding in terms of human and economic resources.

Emor needs your support! How?

We are looking for contributors/benefactors, who share our vision, to merit expanding the Emor Mapping Project's significant contribution to Jewish communities, achieving this through financial backing. 

Please spread the word!

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